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Web Systems and Design

Web Systems and Design

As a Web Systems and Design major at SBU, you will be equipped as a software engineer qualified to design, build, implement and manage web and mobile software systems, especially as they relate to software engineering, visual content, business value and security. Many students choose to combine this degree with a minor in graphic design.

You will get to put your learning into action with hands-on, real-world projects creating software solutions for companies and organizations such as Silver Dollar City, BNSF Railway, Ozarks Food Harvest, and the Springfield and Bolivar Chambers of Commerce.

SBU is known as one of the area's leading producers of software engineers and is one of only six evangelical Christian institutions in the nation to have ABET accreditation. Studying web systems and design at SBU will provide you with an interdisciplinary education that propels your creativity into a successful career in various software engineering capabilities.

100%
Job
placement
rate

(2015 graduates from the department of computer and information science achieved a 100% job placement within just one week of graduation.)

SBU students

the sbu advantage

  • The SBU CIS Department has achieved 100% job placement 13 of the past 16 years.
  • SBU is home to the only UI/UX Lab in the state of Missouri.
  • All department faculty have or are pursuing a Ph.D.; together they have more than 100 combined years of teaching and industry experience.
  • Technology leaders and SBU CIS alumni help shape the future direction of the department by serving on the CIS Advisory Board.
  • Graduates from the SBU CIS department typically earn starting salaries ranging from $50,000-$75,000.

Faith Integration

The SBU Department of Computer and Information Sciences is dedicated to the intentional integration of Christian faith and academic discipline. For example, each year at least one senior project is chosen that has an intentional spiritual focus. In the past, these senior projects have benefited companies and organizations such as Global Media Outreach, New Tribes Mission and IMB missionaries in Thailand.

Psalm 15 - The SBU College of Business and Computer Science's Psalm 15 initiative provides intentional integration of faith and academic discipline. Using Psalm 15 as a basis, the College has identified eight character traits that should be the hallmark of the College's students and graduates. These character traits are emphasized in coursework and in a special lecture series. The highlighted character traits are: Integrity, Service, Respect, Charity, Faithfulness, Truthfulness, Humility and Perseverance.

Ethics and Professional Development — As part of an intentionally Christian education, all students in the College of Business and Computer Science take a senior-level course in Ethics and Professional Development. The course teaches Christian personal and professional ethics and equips students with life skills such as career development, etiquette, and personal financial planning, with the goal of producing ethical business leaders who will be servant leaders in the workplace.

Careers

Examples of organizations that recently have employed our web systems and design graduates:

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • International Mission Board
  • Lexmark Systems
  • O'Reilly Automotive Corporate Headquarters

All of my professors knew me by name and not only did they know my name but they knew what my aspirations were for life after college. Faculty took it upon themselves to let me know of internship opportunities, encourage me to apply for specific jobs and even help me secure interviews.

Alex Barcus '15, Software Developer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Alex Barcus, Web Systems and Design Alum

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

COMPETITIVE PROGRAMMING TEAMS

SBU is home to one of Missouri's top competitive programming teams, with more than 20 top-10 national awards in the last five years. Additionally, SBU is the 2017 CCSC Mid-South Regional Champion Competitive Programming Team! Use what you're learning in the classroom to compete in various regional and national competitions throughout the year.

PHI BETA LAMBDA (PBL)

SBU’s PBL team, the collegiate version of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), competes nationally in various categories. The team has produced five national champions and 15 top-10 finishes at PBL Nationals in the past 10 years.

ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY (ACM)

Join SBU's chapter of Association for Computing Machinery, the world's largest scientific and educational computing society.

accreditation

The SBU College of Business and Computer Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the Computer Science program is accredited by ABET's Computer Accrediting Commission.

SBU's computer science program is the only ABET-accredited program at an evangelical Christian college within a 500-mile radius of Bolivar, and is one of just six evangelical Christian institutions nationwide to receive this accreditation. SBU's CIS Department is the only department at any evangelical Christian institution in the U.S. to house programs accredited by both ABET and ACBSP.

Competitive programming

SBU is home to one of Missouri's top competitive programming teams with more than 20 top-10 national awards in the past five years.

  • CCSC Central Plains Regional Champion seven times in past ten years
  • AITP National Collegiate Conference national top three or higher 13 times in past ten years
  • Top-20 team in the Mid-Central United States region at the International Collegiate Programming Contest each year since 2005

research lab

SBU CIS students benefit from the CIS Research Lab, a Windows 7 100 base TX Ethernet networked lab housing three parallel processing platforms, including a multi-hundred NVidia system. Lab is primarily used for senior projects, work study and research projects.

scholarships

You will have the opportunity to apply for several privately-funded departmental scholarships. Select incoming freshmen receive a CIS department award for their first year.

WEB SYSTEMS AND DESIGN Four-Year Plan

Freshman

Fall Semester

CIS 1144 Computer Science I 4
MAT 1143 College Algebra 3
UNI 1111 University Seminar 1
CIS 1033 Foundations of Computer Science 3
ART 1103 Design 3
  Gen Ed or Grad Requirement 2
Total hours 16

Spring Semester

CIS 2213 Systems Analysis & Design 3
CIS 1001 Computer Science Seminar 1
MAT 1173 Discrete Mathematics 3
UNI 1121 Critical Thinking 1
  Gen Ed or Grad Requirement 3
  Gen Ed or Grad Requirement 3
Total hours 15
 

Sophomore

Fall Semester

CIS 1154 Computer Science II 4
CIS 2253 Web Development 3
ART 2703 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
  Gen Ed or Grad Requirement 4
  Gen Ed or Grad Requirement 3
Total hours 16

Spring Semester

CIS 3323 Database Management 3
CIS 2003 Web Design 3
ART 3723 Digital Imaging Concepts 3
  Gen Ed or Grad Requirement 3
  Gen Ed or Grad Requirement 4
Total hours 16
 

Junior

Fall Semester

CIS 3333 Algorithms and Data Structures 3
CIS 3313 Advanced Systems Analysis & Design 3
BUS 2023 Business Statistics 3
MKT 3023 Principles of Marketing 3
  Gen Ed or Grad Requirement 3
  Gen Ed or Grad Requirement 2
Total hours 17

Spring Semester

CIS 3113 Interface and Interaction Design 3
COM/ENG Required Elective 3
CIS 3363 Mobile App Development 3
  Gen Ed or Grad Requirement 3
  Gen Ed or Grad Requirement 3
  Gen Ed or Grad Requirement 2
Total hours 17
 

Senior

Fall Semester

CIS 4462 Applied Software Engineering I 2
MKT 4253 Social Media Marketing 3
CIS 3413 Machine Organization 2
ECO 2023 Microeconomics 3
  Gen Ed or Grad Requirement 3
  Gen Ed or Grad Requirement 3
Total hours 16

Spring Semester

CIS 4472 Applied Software Engineering II 2
CIS 4443 Networks 3
LDR 4043 Ethics and Professional Development 3
  Free Elective 2
  Gen Ed or Grad Requirement 3
  Gen Ed or Grad Requirement 2
Total hours 15

This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog and see your advisor for your final degree requirements.
Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation.
The student is responsible for understanding and completing all general education, degree, departmental and graduation requirements.

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Web Systems and Design Plan

Web Systems and Design (Graphic Design minor) Plan